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Grafton Group gains new chief executive

Grafton Merchanting GB has a new chief executive - Mark Kelly, who takes up the role with effect from February 1st 2012.

Mark Kelly leaves BDR-Thermea to join Grafton Merchanting GB

Kelly is currently Chief Executive (UK and Ireland) of BDR Thermea and has been responsible for businesses such as Baxi, Potterton, Heatrae Sadia and Valor.

He is an experienced chief executive and has previously held senior positions at IMI plc, Novar plc and Mars GB.

Gavin Slark, chief executive officer says: "Mark joins us at an exciting and challenging time in the development of GMGB and I am sure that you will all join me in welcoming him to the Group."

Former chief executive Kevin Middleton left the group in September to pursue other interests.

Source : Builders Merchants Journal

09 January 2012
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